Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day: 3 Classic Military Styles


        Since today is Veterans Day, I thought I would take the opportunity to thank the many courageous veterans who have defended the rights and freedoms of our country. These men and women have protected our country and and defended the freedoms that make our country great. In honor of them, I thought I would highlight some of the many classic American styles have come directly from the uniforms of our armed forces. Here are three of the most iconic styles:


         These coats have been keeping sailors in the Navy warm for many years. They were very practical for sailors because their wide lapels could be flipped up to keep their necks warm and the wool that they were made of would keep them warm even if it got wet. Their practicality along with their stylish look made them popular with civilians, and even today they remain a classic look that will never go out of style.


        This style of sunglasses was created by Bausch & Lomb to be the perfect pair of glasses for military pilots. They were created with the optimal shape and material to protect the pilot's eyes as well as allowing them to see better. They were made popular by General Douglas Macarthur (pictured), and eventually by many celebrities. Ever since they became popular designers have taken creative liberties with their shape and design, but the classic shape has always, and will always, be a sharp look.

Bomber Jackets

         As aviation technology advanced and planes became able to fly at much higher altitudes, the need to keep pilots warm and protected from the elements became more and more important. Thus the leather bomber jacket was created. The leather provided the necessary warmth and protection, and the design allowed for a wide range movement. Ever since then they have grown increasingly popular in the civilian population and have become iconic part of many movies.

            So next time you want to honor those who brave men and women who have fought to keep our country free, try wearing one of these classic military styles.

(photos via Examiner, Million Looks, and Secret Forts)

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